In the course of hunting and gathering content for the Adafruit blog, I come across a lot of neat art installations. Sometimes I post them on AF, but sometimes they don’t quite fit here. Because I still want to share them with people, I’ve started a new tumblr — Installation-A-Day — which is kind of like Hack-A-Day, but for art installations (and without comments). It’s been going now for about two weeks, and I hope to keep updating it daily. I’m trying to be very democratic about what I post there. High production values aren’t necessarily a requirement, as long as I think the idea is cool.
You can check it out at installationaday.tumblr.com -or- follow the newly set up twitterfeed @i_a_day. Feel free to submit installations as well. It’s still in the formative stage, so feedback is appreciated.
Eink, E-paper, Think Ink – Collin shares six segments pondering the unusual low-power display technology that somehow still seems a bit sci-fi – http://adafruit.com/thinkink
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